[aprssig] SATgates ? (again)

Kenneth Finnegan kennethfinnegan2007 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 12:56:41 EST 2016

There wasn't ever consensus that it even was an issue to begin with. What
you're describing is trying to use the APRS-IS as a local RF analysis tool.

My argument was that if you're trying to use the APRS constellation for
something actually useful and not just the novelty of bouncing a packet off
a satellite, you would much prefer getting i-gated in simplex range so you
don't need to rely on maybe getting through a satellite.

I'm not convinced I want to implement a satgate switch in APRX, and would
reject any patches to do so.

Kenneth Finnegan
On Jan 24, 2016 8:18 AM, "Robert Bruninga via aprssig" <aprssig at tapr.org>

> Did we ever resolve the SAT-gate black-hole problem?
> That is, the fact that a user packet transmitted insimplex range of a
> SATgate will be heard direct and the subsequent Satellite digipetetd packet
> will be rejected by the APRS-IS as a dupe and not show on either of the
> ariss.net or pcsat.findu.com pages.
> Is not the simple solution to have a SAT-mode switch.  That when set to
> SAT mode, the igate code will ignore any non-digipeated packet and not send
> it to the APRS-iS?
> Then we get people who run SATgates to use this mode?
> Or am I missing something again...
> Bob, WB4APR
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